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Collection: Red Snow Conditions (Coarse, Packing Snow, +5°C to -5°C)

Red conditions occur when old snow or artificial snow enters the transition temperature range around zero Celsius. High humidity differentiates red conditions from violet conditions - if there’s moisture in the snow it’s red, if it’s dry, it’s violet. The track in red conditions tends to be corny, moist, and packs/glazes when skied over.

Friction Characteristics: Hard, rounded snow crystals from repeated freeze-thaw cycles can be quite abrasive even in higher humidifies so red glide waxes can be somewhat hard to combat kinetic friction. Dirt that gathers on the surface of older snow is also an issue. Dirt-repelling additives such as graphite, moly, or gallium can be quite helpful. Red conditions have a high humidity content, so highly hydrophobic waxes like pure fluoros, HF or LF waxes reduce suction between the wet snowpack and the ski base. Rills are often necessary to break up large water droplets and pert them out the back of the ski.

Kick Waxing: Since the snow crystals in older snow have lost their idealized snowflake pattern and are now rounded blobs of humid ice, kick waxes will rarely ice up in red conditions. This means a straight klister may not degrade your glide too much. However, a layer or two of hard wax on top of a thin klister will definitely give the best combination of grip and glide. Sometimes straight hardwax will work but often the humidity and rounded snow crystals mean hardwax can’t find a purchase.

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  • mountainFLOW eco-wax Anti-Stick Spray
    mountainFLOW eco-wax Anti-Stick Spray
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  • mountainFLOW eco-wax Skin Wax
    mountainFLOW eco-wax Skin Wax
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    mountainFLOW eco-wax Glide Paste
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  • Vauhti GT Red Hardwax (Old Packaging on clearance) | 45g (1C/-1C)
    A tar based hardwax for temperatures around zero degrees
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  • Vauhti GS Red Hardwax | 45g (1C/-2C)
    Synthetic Hardwax for temperatures around zero degrees
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  • Vauhti GS Carrot Hardwax | 45g (-1C/-6C)
    Synthetic Hardwax for common conditions
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  • Vauhti GS Base Super Base Binder | 45g (20C/-30C)
    A base binder for old, abrasive snow
    36 in stock!
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  • Vauhti GT Red Hardwax | 45g (1C/-1C)
    A tar based hardwax for temperatures around zero degrees
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  • Vauhti GT Pink Hardwax | 45g (0C/-4C)
    A tar based hardwax for temperatures just below zero degrees
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  • Vauhti GT Carrot Hardwax | 45g (-1C/-6C)
    A tar based hardwax for common conditions
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  • Rex Basic Grip Blue | 45g (-2C/-8C)
    REX Basic Grip Blue
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  • Rex Basic Grip Blue Special | 45g (-1C/-4C)
    REX Basic Grip Blue Special
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  • Rex Basic Grip Purple | 45g (0C/-2C)
    REX Basic Grip Purple
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  • Rex Basic Grip Red | 45g (1C/-1C)
    REX Basic Grip Red
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  • Rex Basic Grip Universal Tar | 45g (-1C/-25C)
    REX Basic Grip Universal Tar
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  • Rex Basic Grip Orange Base Wax | 45g
    REX Basic Grip Orange Base Wax
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  • Swix V45 Violet Special Kick Wax -2°C/-6°C | 45g
    V45 Violet Special Kick Wax -2°C/-6°C Angle 1
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  • Swix V50 Violet Kick Wax -1°C/-3°C | 45g
    V50 Violet Kick Wax -1°C/-3°C Angle 1
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  • Swix V55 Red Special Kick Wax 0°C/-2°C | 45g
    V55 Red Special Kick Wax 0°C/-2°C Angle 1
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  • Swix V60 Red-Silver Kick Wax +1°C/-1°C | 45g
    V60 Red-Silver Kick Wax +1°C/-1°C Angle 1
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  • Ski*Go XC Yellow Hardwax | 45g (5C/-1C)
    XC Yellow Hardwax
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  • Ski*Go XC Orange Hardwax | 45g (3C/-2C)
    XC Orange Hardwax
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  • Ski*Go XC Red Hardwax | 45g (0C/-2C)
    XC Red Hardwax
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  • Toko Bionic Performance Universal (10C/-30C)
    Bionic Performance Universal Angle 1
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  • Toko Express Rub-on | 40g
    Express Rub-on Angle 1
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  • Toko Nordic Base Grip Wax Green | 27g
    Nordic Base Grip Wax Green Angle 1
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  • Toko Nordic GripWax Red | 25g
    Nordic GripWax Red Angle 1
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  • Toko Nordic GripWax Yellow | 25g
    Nordic GripWax Yellow Angle 1
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  • Rode Yellow Hardwax P60 | 45g (4C/1C)
    Yellow Hardwax P60
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  • Rode Rossa Hardwax P50 | 45g (3C/0C)
    Rossa Hardwax P50
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  • Rode Rot Extra Hardwax P52 | 45g (2C/0C)
    Rot Extra Hardwax P52
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  • Rode Viola Extra Hardwax P42 | 45g (1C/-3C)
    Viola Extra Hardwax P42
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  • Rode Viola Special Multigrade Hardwax P46 | 45g (0C/-5C)
    Viola Special Multigrade Hardwax P46
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  • Rode Viola Hardwax P40 | 45g (0C/-4C)
    Viola Hardwax P40
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  • Rode Blue Super Extra Hardwax P38 | 45g (-1C/-10C)
    Blue Super Extra Hardwax P38
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  • Rode Blue Super Weiss Hardwax P28 | 45g (-1C/-7C)
    Blue Super Weiss Hardwax P28
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  • Rode Blue Super Hardwax P32 | 45g (-1C/-10C)
    Blue Super Hardwax P32
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  • Rode Black Base Hardwax P70 | 45g (All Temperatures)
    Black Base Hardwax P70
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  • Swix PS7 Violet, Melt Glider -2°C/-8°C
    PS7 Violet, Melt Glider -2°C/-8°C Angle 1
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  • Swix PS8 Red, Melt Glider -4°C/+4°C
    PS8 Red, Melt Glider -4°C/+4°C Angle 1
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